Civility & the Family Law Gladiator (Family Advocate, Vol. 33, No. 2)
ON APRIL 1, 2009, the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County adopted new civility rules for the governance of the division. The Circuit Court of Cook County is the largest unified court system in the United States with approximattel 400 judges. It is hoped that these rules will have an impact on a gathering national movement to inject more civility into family law practice by helping lawyers be more considerate, polite, and professional in dealings with their brethren and...